HECK'S - a.k.a. Hex- a six sided shape with equidistant lengths, relatively concentric with a center point.
That's the definition. Here's the history....
The hexagonal room that houses Heck's is a replication of a room in one of our country's national monuments, The Timberline Lodge located at the base of Mt. Hood, Oregon.
We visited the Timberline Lodge in 1999, about the same time we contracted to purchase the Ranch. Taken by the sheer expanse and natural beauty of the hex room at Timberline, we felt there were few buildings that built today with that type of grand and inspiring craftsmanship. After that visit, including a hexagonal room as a centerpiece became the focus in planning the Lodge here at Devil's Thumb Ranch.
If you look at the room's architecture, you will notice several unique attributes, including Cascade arches, pegged beams and butterfly pegs. The giant posts and beams are Douglas Fir from Vancouver Island. Thesiding is Larch. The floor (which is heated by environmentally-friendly geothermal sources) is reclaimed spruce. The stone used to build the fireplace is from a nearby rock slide - and is the same stone used for the fireplace in the original 1937 Ranch homestead, which is now Ranch House Restaurant.
We hope that your visit to the Ranch, and in particular, the time you spend in Heck's, will serve to inspire and renew you.